Search

Success in dementia pledge as more than 50 members of Archant staff trained

PUBLISHED: 16:16 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:16 06 October 2017

Archant Dementia Friends volunteers. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Dementia Friends volunteers. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

More than 50 members of staff at Archant, this newspaper’s publisher, have become dementia friends - in a bid to better understand the condition.

In January, Archant was one of the first businesses in Norwich to sign up to a scheme to make the city dementia friendly.

As part of the pledge, it was promised that at least 50 members of staff would be trained to ensure they can spread understanding.

But the aim was also to spread knowledge through newspapers and websites, and well as reviewing the language used in the business’ publications.

David Powles, editor of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, said: “It’s really important people are in the know about dementia, especially as the numbers of people living with the condition will only increase.

“I’m proud to see Archant staff getting involved in the training with so much enthusiasm.”

Other popular content

Yesterday, 10:43

A farming family which endured a vicious torrent of online abuse from vegan activists have donated their TV appearance fee to a charity dedicated to stopping cyberbullying.

Yesterday, 06:30

A school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs is set to move into the site formerly occupied by Bungay Middle School.

Yesterday, 17:49

An executive director at the region’s ambulance trust has announced his retirement.

Yesterday, 17:21

Police are appealing for witness after a motorcycle and sidecar were stolen from a residential street.

Most Read

Yesterday, 10:43

A farming family which endured a vicious torrent of online abuse from vegan activists have donated their TV appearance fee to a charity dedicated to stopping cyberbullying.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs is set to move into the site formerly occupied by Bungay Middle School.

Read more
Suffolk County Council
Yesterday, 17:49

An executive director at the region’s ambulance trust has announced his retirement.

Read more
NHS
Yesterday, 17:21

Police are appealing for witness after a motorcycle and sidecar were stolen from a residential street.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Yesterday, 13:10

Lowestoft’s brand new B&M store was opened to the public today by the Deputy Mayor and the Lowestoft Lions.

Read more

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter